From left, incoming Sharon Landry and Gov.-elect Jeff Landry meet Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, with current Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. (Governor’s Office photo)
The transition for Gov.-elect Jeff Landry continued Monday as he and his wife, Sharon, met with the current occupants of the Governor’s Mansion.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted the Landrys to discuss the transition, life at the mansion and day-to-day demands of their respective roles, according to the governor’s office.
“There are many unique aspects to serving as Louisiana’s First Family, and we want to be a resource to Jeff and Sharon as they go through the process we went through eight years ago,” Edwards said in a statement. “As I have said repeatedly, my administration is committed to a smooth and efficient transition of power on behalf of the people of Louisiana.”
In the same statement, the governor-elect said he and his wife “had a great meeting” with the Edwardses.
“After eight years serving as governor and first lady, they are a wealth of knowledge and a great resource for me and Sharon as we work to build a government as good as the people of this state,” Landry said. “We appreciate their willingness to help with a smooth transition as we head into the next stage of Louisiana’s future.”
According to the governor’s office, select members of Edwards’ senior staff and Landry’s transition committee also met Monday. The two parties have been in regular contact since Landry won the governor’s race outright in the Oct. 14 primary.
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